Cricket

India on verge of victory as Australia collapse

DHARAMSALA, India (AP) India was on the verge of a series victory on Monday after Australia collapsed to 137 all out in their second innings and at the close India needed just 87 to win a series victory with 10 wickets to spare.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja (3-24) shared six wickets as Australian wickets tumbled on a fizzing wicket in their second innings on day three of the fourth test. Umesh Yadav also took 3-29 as India were left with a 106-run target.

At stumps, India were 19-0, needing another 87 runs to win the test and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Lokesh Rahul was unbeaten on 13, while Murali Vijay was 6 not out.

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NZ reach 321-4 as ball issue flares on day 3

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) Kane Williamson posted his 17th test century and Jeet Raval his highest test score on a day of milestones and faint controversy over South Africa's treatment of the ball in the third cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa.

Williamson matched Martin Crowe's record for the most test centuries by a New Zealander and became the sixth Kiwi to pass 5,000 runs in tests during a 190-run partnership with Raval (88) which was the highest for New Zealand's second wicket against South Africa. (MORE)

NZ 321-4 at stumps on day 3, 3rd test vs. South Africa

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) Scores Monday at stumps on the third day of the third cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park:

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Australia paceman Shaun Tait announces retirement

SYDNEY (AP) Tearaway paceman Shaun Tait, who bowled one of the fastest balls ever recorded in test cricket for Australia against England in 2010, has retired from the sport aged 34 because of an elbow injury.

Tait, who bowled with an unusual slinging action, represented Australia in all three formats, playing three tests, 35 one-dayers and 21 Twenty20 internationals. (MORE)

NZ 132-1 at lunch on day 3, 3rd test vs. South Africa

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) Tom Latham and Jeet Raval posted half centuries and Morne Morkel claimed his 250th test wicket Monday on a morning of milestones in the third cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa.

Latham shrugged off a period of poor form to post his 13th half century in an 83-run opening stand with Raval before presenting Morkel with his 250th wicket in his 74th test. (MORE)

Shadab strikes twice in 1st over in international cricket

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) Teenage leg-spinner Shadab Khan took two wickets in his first over in international cricket as Pakistan beat the West Indies by six wickets on Sunday in the first Twenty20 of a four-match series.

Pakistan restricted the T20 world champions to 111-8 before replying with 115-4 in 17.1 overs at the Kensington Oval. (MORE)

Rain delays start on 3rd day in 3rd NZ-South Africa test

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) A damp outfield has delayed the start of play on the third day of the third cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park.

New Zealand was due to resume Monday at 67-0, replying to South Africa's first innings of 314 in a match which has already been severely affected by rain. Tom Latham is 42 not out and Jeet Raval has 25. (MORE)

India reaches 248-6; trails Australia by 52 in 4th test

DHARAMSALA, India (AP) Nathan Lyon took 4-67 as India finished on 248-6 at stumps on day two of the fourth test against Australia on Sunday. The hosts trail by another 52 runs.

Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 16 runs, while Wriddhiman Saha was batting on 10 not out. (MORE)

South Africa 314, NZ 67-0 at stumps on day 2, 3rd test

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) Quinton de Kock ignored shooting pain from an injured finger to make 90 and bolster South Africa's first innings Sunday on the rain-affected second day of the third cricket test against New Zealand.

After innings of 50 by Hashim Amla and 53 by captain Faf du Plessis, and before Kagiso Rabada made his highest test score of 34, de Kock's 118-ball innings gave substance to the South African innings, which ended at 314 just after tea. (MORE)

NZ 67-0 at stumps on day 2, 3rd test vs. South Africa

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) Scores Sunday on the second day of the third cricket test between New Zealand and South Africa at Seddon Park:

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